There is about to be a proposal in Ramsay Street. But heck, this is Ramsay Street, it’s not exactly going to go smoothly now, is it?
David is going all romantic on us – after feeling bad for turning down Aaron’s offer to move in he decides he needs to do something to prove his love. A surprise weekend get away or a posh box of chocs might have sufficed, but whatever.
After Sonya and Toadie’s uber romantic surprise wedding, he has an idea – he wants to propose to Aaron and show him how serious he really is.
Amy and Leo warn him it might be too soon, but David is resolute – he wants to spend the rest of his life with that man, and he’s damn well going to pop the question if he wants to.
But David is a bit clueless as to how bad things are with the Brennans (what with Tyler probably going down for murder and all), and his timing couldn’t be worse.
He pops the question – and surprise surprise it goes down like a lead balloon. Aaron rejects David and runs away, leaving David confused and absolutely crushed at just how badly it went.
The thing is Aaron has things on his mind, and it’s not just family issues. His ex Rory is still around – the one he secretly spent time with in Paris. And while nothing is going on there (for now) Aaron is dealing with the guilt of not having told David the whole truth.
Thankfully, after a talk following the botched proposal, the pair sort things out and everything is OK.
But with Rory making Aaron feel guilty, while also misreading signals thinking Aaron still wants him around, could he prove trouble for the two lads’ relationship?
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‘Antebellum’ has a ‘Get Out’ vibe, but doesn’t live up to its twist
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definite..
“Antebellum” is built around a provocative twist, and it’s a good one — as well as one that definitely shouldn’t be spoiled even a little. Once that revelation is absorbed, however, the movie becomes less distinctive and inspired, reflecting an attempt to tap into the zeitgeist that made “Get Out” a breakthrough, without the same ability to pay off the premise.
Originally destined for a theatrical run, the movie hits digital platforms trumpeting a “Get Out” pedigree in its marketing campaign, since there’s an overlap among the producing teams.
More directly, the film marks the directing debut of Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz, who have championed social-justice issues through their advertising work. The opening script features a quote from author William Faulkner, whose intent will eventually become clearer: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
If that sounds like a timely means of drawing a line from the horrors of slavery to the racism of today, you’ve come to the right place.
The story begins on a plantation, where the brutal overseers carry out grisly punishments against those tilling the fields. A few have just tried to escape, led by Veronica (Janelle Monae), and they pay a heavy price for their resistance, which does nothing to curb her defiance.
Also written by Bush + Renz, the script take too long before revealing what makes “Antebellum” different, but the middle portion — a “The Twilight Zone”-like phase when it’s hard to be sure exactly what’s going on — is actually the film’s strongest. (Even the trailer arguably gives away too much, so the less one knows, the better.)
The final stretch, by contrast, veers into more familiar thriller territory, and feels especially rushed toward the end, leaving behind a host of nagging, unanswered questions. That provides food for thought, but it’s also what separates the movie from something like “Get Out,” which deftly fleshed out its horror underpinnings.
Although the filmmakers (in a taped message) expressed disappointment that the movie wasn’t making its debut in theaters, in a strange way, the on-demand format somewhat works in its favor. In the press notes, Bush says the goal was “to force the audience to look at the real-life horror of racism through the lens of film horror. We’re landing in the middle of the very conversations that we hoped ‘Antebellum’ would spur.”
“Antebellum” should add to that discussion, so mission accomplished on that level. Monae is also quite good in her first leading film role (she did previously star in the series “Homecoming’s” second season), but otherwise, most of the characters remain underdeveloped.